The men's golf team in action during the second round of the ACC Championship at the Old North State Club
ACC Player of the Year ... All-ACC ... First-Team GCAA All-American ... First-Team Golfweek All-American ... Nicklaus Award finalist ... Hogan Award semifinalist ... Played in all 12 events and had a scoring average of 70.14, third-best season average in school history ... Individual champion at General Hackler Championship ... finished under par in nine of 12 events ... runner-up at the Rod Myers Invitational, Valspar Collegiate and 3M Augusta Invitational ... top-five finishes at the ACC Championship and NCAA Austin Regional ... individual qualifier for the NCAA Championship ... ACC Player of the Month for March.
One of three Deacs to be in the lineup for all 13 events and led the team with a 71.20 scoring average ... All-ACC ... Honorable Mention All-American ... Had three top-fives and eight top-10s ... Individual champion at the Rod Myers Invitational, clinching both the individual title and the team title for Wake Forest with a birdie on the 54th hole ... runner-up at the Cabarrus Creek Irish Creek Championship ... Finished 25th at the ACC Championship ... qualified for the final round of medal play at the NCAA Championship, finishing T-51st ... Received an exemption to play the PGA Tour AT&T Byron Nelson Classic in May ... Jack Nicklaus Award semifinalist ... member of the United States' Palmer Cup Team that competed in England ... won twice during the 2016 summer, taking the title at the Trans-Miss Championship and the Pacific Coast Amateur ... Reached the round of 64 at the U.S. Amateur.
Tied for 21st at the Carpet Capital Collegiate, shooting a 1-under 215 with scores of 73-72-71 in his first collegiate event...Followed up his first collegiate tournament with a 12th-place finish at the Primland Collegiate Invitational, shooting an 8-under 208 and helping Wake Forest to a team victory in the tournament...Won his first college tournament at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate, shooting 10-under par over two rounds and leading Wake Forest to a second-consecutive team tournament win...Finished 19th overall at the US Collegiate Championship, shooting a 1-under 215 on the tournament and helping Wake Forest to a fourth-place team finish...Earned a top five finish at the Querencia Cabo Collegiate with a 6-under 207 for the tournament...Earned another top 10 finish at the Schenkel Invitational, a tournament in which the Deacons finished in the top five...Was Wake Forest's highest finisher at The Hootie at Bulls Bay, taking fifth place with a 7-under performance for the tournament...Continued his streak of top 10 finishes at the Yale Spring Invitational, finishing fourth and helping Wake Forest win the tournament by 28 strokes...Was one of Wake Forest's two finishers in the top 15 at the ACC Championship, shooting a 2-under 214 for the tournament and coming in 14th overall.
Prior to Wake Forest
Was a four-year letterman at Trinity Christian ... Led the Trojans to the TAPPS State Championship in 2011 and 2013 and was the individual state champion in 2012 and 2013 ... Earned All-State, All-Region and All-Conference honors from 2011-14 ... Earned State All-Academic Team honors in 2013 and 2014 ... Won the Champions Invitational by 11 shots with rounds of 67-66-75 ... Had a tremendous end to his junior career in 2014 ... Carded a non-competitive round of 59 ... Won the Texas State Amateur in June ... Topped a very strong field that included many top collegiate players to win the 2014 Trans-Miss Championship ... Won the 2014 US Junior Amateur Championship ... At the time, was one of just seven players to compete in five US Junior Amateurs ... Won the Antigua National High School Tournament in 2013 and finished in the top-6 in all four of his appearances ... Was runner-up at The Classic at the Texarkana CC in 2013 ... Was co-medalist with Jordan Spieth at the 2011 Champions Invitational ... Qualified for the 2013 US Amateur ... Played in the US Junior Amateur four times and advanced to the round of 15 in 2009 ... Qualified for the Texas State Amateur championship in 2013 ... Finished tied for seventh at the 2012 Bobby Chapman Invitational ... A member of both the National Honor Society and the National Spanish Honor Society ... Named to the Boys Golf All-State Academic Team.
Full name is William Patrick Zalatoris ... Born on August 16, 1996 in San Francisco, Calif.... Son of Richard and Catherine Zalatoris ... Mother Catherine is an Oregon graduate and was on the track and field team.